Graeme Obree has redesigned his Beastie prone bicycle ahead of an attempt to break the human-powered land speed record and, potentially, the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier at the same time. The radical changes made to the now complete bicycle have improved both visibility and aerodynamics. It was tested at Prestwick airport at the end of June.
The new-look Beastie has a reshaped Kevlar and fiberglass shell. “The front section is rounded,” Obree tells Humans Invent, “then it widens out and widens out and then comes … Pictures and more
Blue Mounds, Wis. (July 5, 2013) — The 2013 USA Cycling Amateur & Para-cycling Road National Championships returned to the road race courses at Blue Mound State Park, east of Madison, Wis., on Friday, where four Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded.
The 17-18 men’s road race began the day. More than 90 riders battled it out, with Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Cycling), who already owns eight cyclo-cross national titles, finally claiming victory at road nationals. Owen found himself pitted against Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./ Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc./Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team p/b Motorex) on the final climb, eventually edging Bassett by just two seconds. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y.) crossed the line in third … More
PORTLAND, Ore. – A retired couple from Boise, Idaho, has embarked on a nearly 4,000-mile cross-country journey and they’re raising money for wounded warriors along the way.
Darrel and Roseann Mooney just recently set off on a four-month tandem bicycle ride that will take them from Washington state to Washington, D.C. Through sponsors and other donations, they’re helping out Comfort for America’s Uniformed Soldiers (Cause), which provides services for military men and women who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan … More
Waterloo, Wisconsin (July 4, 2013) — The second day of competition at the 2013 USA Cycling Amateur & Para-cycling Road National Championships saw 31 different national titles awarded in the time trial.
Racing began this morning in the shadow of the Trek Bicycles headquarters in Waterloo, Wisc., with the U23 men and women – won by USA Cycling National Development Program riders Nathan Brown (Covington, Tenn./Bontrager Cycling Team) and Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Exergy TWENTY16). Also competing on the 29-kilometer course was the men’s open race, won by … More
Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…